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I’m sure you’ve seen signs posted at construction sites that read, “Your tax dollars at work.” Well, the Lord brought those signposts back to my memory the other day when He unexpectedly did me a favor and sequentially dropped this into my spirit:
“Your prayers at work”
You see, that favor was just to encourage me to keep the faith, because I’m still waiting for Him to answer a ten-year-old prayer. So, when I received that favor, I took it as God telling me:
Paulette, I heard your prayers, but the time has not come, yet; stay faithful.
The size of the favor was inconsequential, and to tell you the truth, I can’t even remember what the favor was. The favor was not the point; it only served for the Holy Spirit to let me know: Your prayers are at work. However, the devil wanted me to think that speckle of favor was just a stroke of luck, a coincidence unrelated to the matter at hand. The enemy told me too much time had lapsed—making the prayer impossible to materialize.
We are unnerved by the level of difficulty—not God!
We are compelled by time—not God!
For with God nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37).
I can’t overemphasize the fact that our prayers must be in God’s will. (See 1 John 5:14,15.) The enemy will use our vulnerabilities when we are waiting for long-awaited prayers to be answered; he would love for us to fixate our minds on wrong construction sites. Therefore, it’s imperative that we continue to develop a close relationship with the Lord, so we can discern the route He wants us to go. (See Proverbs 3:5-7.)
A good way to keep your faith stirred up and encouraged: Any movement towards your prayers being answered (large or small), acknowledge secretly to yourself:
My prayers at work; Glory to God!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.